The Axe Files With David Axelrod

The Axe Files With David Axelrod
April 13, 2018 admin

Genre:

Politics, Interview

Why You Should Listen:

David Axelrod, best known for being the Barack Obama’s presidential campaign Chief Strategist, hosts this hour-long politically charged interview podcast series. Axelrod interviews previous and current key power players in Americal politics, including Sean Spicer, Donna Brazile, Tony Blair, Rick Santorum Justin Trudeau, and a whole lot more!

 

Who Should Listen:

Anyone who is interested in politics, especially those who want to know more about the current political climate and gain personal insights from key players.

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Here are the latest episodes of The Axe Files with David Axelrod.

Ep. 254 - Sen. Marco Rubio

Listen to Ep. 254 - Sen. Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, joins David for the Axe Files on CNN to discuss the ongoing battle at the border, the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy, the Mueller investigation, and Republicans’ relationship with the President.

Ep. 253 - John Farrell

Listen to Ep. 253 - John Farrell

John Farrell, award-winning presidential historian and journalist, joins David to chat about why local newspapers now struggle for survival, his work on the Boston Globe’s famous ‘Spotlight’ team, and why he thinks our current political climate is a product of the Nixon era.

Ep. 252 - Rachel Maddow

Listen to Ep. 252 - Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, joins David to talk about growing up as a liberal activist in a conservative town, her unique philosophy on newscasting in the Trump era, and lessons she’s learned from her lifelong battle with cyclical depression.

Ep. 251 - Ray Mabus

Listen to Ep. 251 - Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus, former U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Governor of Mississippi, joins David to talk about his upbringing in the heart of the South during the Civil Rights movement, what Mississippi‘s shifting political landscape portends for 2018 and 2020, and the reality of U.S. military preparedness in the face of global conflict.

Ep. 250 - Tom Donilon

Listen to Ep. 250 - Tom Donilon

Tom Donilon, former National Security Adviser to Barack Obama, chats with David Axelrod about his experience running President Jimmy Carter’s delegate operation during Ted Kennedy’s 1980 convention challenge as a 23-year-old, why he believes the U.S. pulling out the Iran Nuclear Deal was the worst diplomatic move since the Iraq War, and why a strategy that focuses on bilateral deals poses a structural problem for U.S. foreign policy interests – particularly when it comes to China.

Ep. 249 - Ronan Farrow

Listen to Ep. 249 - Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New Yorker, former State Department official under President Barack Obama, and author of the new best-selling book War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence. He joins David to discuss his experiences growing up in a famous family with 13 siblings, his formative years working in the State Department under the wing of legendary diplomat Richard Holbrooke, and his near-thwarted efforts to publish the blockbuster account of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers—credited with spawning the international #MeToo movement.

Ep. 248 - Savannah Guthrie

Listen to Ep. 248 - Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie is a journalist, attorney, and co-anchor of the NBC News morning show Today. She recently sat down with David to talk about the impact of losing her father at a young age, how her Christian faith undergirded her journey from high-school slacker to Georgetown law standout, and her take on former Today co-host Matt Lauer’s firing following a slew of sexual assault allegations.

Ep. 247 - James Clapper

Listen to Ep. 247 - James Clapper

James Clapper is the former Director of National Intelligence and the author of a new book, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence. His long career in military intelligence spans some of the most significant national security challenges in U.S. history, including Russian interference in the 2016 election. James Clapper joins David for discussion on his life of service, the impact of Russia on the outcome of the election, what can come of a summit with North Korea, and much more.

Ep. 246 - Sally Yates

Listen to Ep. 246 - Sally Yates

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, in an extended conversation with David Axelrod from the Axe Files TV show on CNN, talks about her formative experiences in the law as well as her tenure as acting Attorney General and the legal travails of the Trump administration.

Ep. 245 - Michael McFaul

Listen to Ep. 245 - Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul is the former U.S. ambassador to Russia and author of the book "From Cold War to Hot Peace," which chronicles U.S.-Russia relations during the Obama administration. He joins David Axelrod to talk about his path from Montana to Moscow, his early involvement in Democratic movements, Putin's Russia, and much more.

Ep. 244 - Steve Israel

Listen to Ep. 244 - Steve Israel

Former congressman and novelist Steve Israel joins the show to discuss his new book on the gun lobby, the future of gun reform, the Democratic Party's chances of retaking the House, and more.

Ep. 243 - Jose Andres

Listen to Ep. 243 - Jose Andres

Renowned chef and humanitarian Jose Andres joins David to talk about his love of cooking, the political situation in Catalonia, his disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and much more.

Ep. 242 - Tom Price

Listen to Ep. 242 - Tom Price

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price on his path to politics and healthcare in America.

Ep. 241 - Jeffrey Toobin

Listen to Ep. 241 - Jeffrey Toobin

Staff writer for the New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin joins David to talk about working as a prosector in the Oliver North trial, covering the O.J. trial as a journalist, the Mueller investigation, and more.

Ep. 240 - Vladimir Kara-Murza

Listen to Ep. 240 - Vladimir Kara-Murza

Journalist and Russian Pro-Democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses Putin’s Russia, the Magnitsky Act, hope for a democratic Russia, and more..

Ep. 239 - Kelly Ayotte

Listen to Ep. 239 - Kelly Ayotte

Former Senator from New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte discusses her decision not to endorse Donald Trump, her early career as a prosecutor, counseling Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation process, and more.

Ep. 238 - Michael Avenatti

Listen to Ep. 238 - Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti, the high-profile attorney representing Stormy Daniels, joins David to chat about how the loss of his father’s job when he was a teenager fueled his own ambitions, his passion for racecar driving, the slew of hard-hitting legal cases he’s been involved in, and what he thinks the outcome of the Stormy Daniels case will be.

Ep. 237 - Tom Perriello

Listen to Ep. 237 - Tom Perriello

Former Congressman Tom Perriello joins David for a conversation on the direction of the Democratic Party, big ideas for 2021 and beyond, lessons he learned in Sierra Leone, and more.

Ep. 236 - Mark Murray

Listen to Ep. 236 - Mark Murray

Senior Political Editor at NBC News Mark Murray joins David to discuss the nationalization of politics, Paul Ryan's departure from Congress, what's in store for Republicans during the 2018 midterm elections, and more.

Ep. 235 - Gov. John Hickenlooper

Listen to Ep. 235 - Gov. John Hickenlooper

Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado joins David to discuss the hardships of governing under a Republican administration, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, his bipartisan blueprint to fix health care, and much more. 

Ep. 234 - Zalmay Khalilzad

Listen to Ep. 234 - Zalmay Khalilzad

Former U.N. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad joins David to discuss his childhood in Afghanistan, what went wrong after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the future of conflict in the Middle East, and more.

Ep. 233 - Ed Miliband

Listen to Ep. 233 - Ed Miliband

Labour MP and former party leader Ed Miliband joins David to discuss the political climate in Britain, his ongoing battle with Rupert Murdoch, lessons from his 2015 defeat, and more.

Ep. 232 - Stephanie Schriock

Listen to Ep. 232 - Stephanie Schriock

President of Emily's List Stephanie Schriock joins David to discuss how growing up in a mining community influenced her politics, her groundbreaking work on the Howard Dean campaign in 2004, and the wave of women running for office in 2018.

Ep. 231 - Major Garrett

Listen to Ep. 231 - Major Garrett

Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News, chats with David about the most important story he ever covered, his time at Fox News, the sources of friction in Trump's White House, and more.

Ep. 230 - Charles Barkley

Listen to Ep. 230 - Charles Barkley

NBA Hall of Famer and TV analyst Charles Barkley joins David to talk about his journey from the segregated South to the NBA, why Trump-era politics “disgust” him, and whether NCAA athletes should get paid.

Ep. 229 - Andrea Mitchell

Listen to Ep. 229 - Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell, anchor and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News, joins David for a conversation about upheaval in Trump's State Department and the new dynamics that will govern Trump's foreign policy moving forward, looking ahead to a potential face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-Un.

Ep. 228 - Michael Phelps

Listen to Ep. 228 - Michael Phelps

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps joins David to talk about what it took to become the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, his battles with depression, and more.

Ep. 227 - Chris Cuomo

Listen to Ep. 227 - Chris Cuomo

CNN television host Chris Cuomo joins David for a wide-ranging conversation on his decision to go into journalism, how his family name held him back, his father's legacy, and more.

Ep. 226 - Peter Wehner

Listen to Ep. 226 - Peter Wehner

Pete Wehner, author and former speechwriter for George W. Bush, joins David to discuss Trump's relationship with the Evangelical movement and the weaponization of faith in politics.

Ep. 225 - Ana Marie Cox

Listen to Ep. 225 - Ana Marie Cox

Ana Marie Cox, host of the podcast "With Friends Like These," joins David at South By Southwest to discuss her career in journalism from Wonkette to MTV and how an attempted suicide seven years ago in Texas changed her life and led her to turn to faith.

Ep. 224 - Jon Favreau (Live)

Listen to Ep. 224 - Jon Favreau (Live)

Pod Save America host Jon Favreau joins David for a live show in Austin to discuss his time as a speechwriter for Barack Obama, looking ahead to 2020, the future of progressive politics, and more.

Ep. 223 - Jay Roach

Listen to Ep. 223 - Jay Roach

Film director and producer Jay Roach joins David to talk about his transition from directing comedies to political films, #TimesUp in Hollywood, converting to Judaism, and more.

Ep. 222 - Sen. Jeff Flake

Listen to Ep. 222 - Sen. Jeff Flake

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake joins David for the Axe Files on CNN to discuss what drove him out of the Senate, how his Mormonism informs his views on the Muslim ban, whether he thinks Trump will face a primary challenge, and more.

Ep. 221 - Jay Carney

Listen to Ep. 221 - Jay Carney

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney joins David to talk about covering an attempted coup in Russia, how the job of press secretary has changed under Trump, his current role at Amazon, and much more.

Ep. 220 - Michael Gerson

Listen to Ep. 220 - Michael Gerson

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson joins the show to talk about his battle with cancer, a wake-up call for the GOP, his work on PEPFAR, and much more.

Ep. 219 - Mayor Marty Walsh

Listen to Ep. 219 - Mayor Marty Walsh

Boston mayor Marty Walsh joins the show to talk about his past struggles with addiction, labor unions in the 21st century, his commitment to DACA recipients, gun control, and more.

Ep. 218 - Lawrence O'Donnell

Listen to Ep. 218 - Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O'Donnell, journalist and host of MSNBC's The Last Word, joins David to discuss his rough encounter with the Boston Police Department, the car accident that changed his life, his work on The West Wing, his new book, and much more.

Ep. 217 - Jake Tapper

Listen to Ep. 217 - Jake Tapper

Journalist and CNN anchor Jake Tapper joins the show to talk about cartooning at Dartmouth, his date with Monica Lewinsky that helped launch his journalism career, moderating the second Republican primary debate, his new novel, and more.

Ep. 216 - Anthony Scaramucci

Listen to Ep. 216 - Anthony ScaramucciFormer White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci joins David to talk about is upbringing on Long Island, how the economy has impacted communities like his home town, what went wrong during his tenure in the White House, the Rob Porter scandal, and more.

Ep. 215 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Listen to Ep. 215 - Prime Minister Justin TrudeauCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins David at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics' fifth anniversary celebration for a conversation on growing up as the son of a prime minister, the tragic death of his younger brother, his mother's mental illness, youth engagement in politics, and issues facing both U.S. and Canada.

Ep. 214 - Whoopi Goldberg

Listen to Ep. 214 - Whoopi GoldbergAward-winning actress, activist, and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg joins David for the Axe Files on CNN to talk about her personal history with President Trump, her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, her film career, and the Hollywood friendships that changed her life.

Ep. 213 - Sen. Mark Warner

Listen to Ep. 213 - Sen. Mark WarnerVirginia Senator Mark Warner reacts to the State of the Union address, discusses the latest developments in the Russia investigation, and shares his thoughts on the economic challenges that will define our future.

Ep. 212 - McKay Coppins

Listen to Ep. 212 - McKay CoppinsMcKay Coppins, author and staff writer for The Atlantic, joins David to talk about his bizarre journey with candidate Donald Trump, Mitt Romney's Mormonism, his recent profile of Mike Pence, and more.

Ep. 211 - David Gregory

Listen to Ep. 211 - David GregoryJournalist and CNN political analyst David Gregory joins the show to discuss his interview with Joe Biden, covering the Bush administration, his career after Meet the Press, the OJ trial, and more.

Ep. 210 - Ross Douthat

Listen to Ep. 210 - Ross DouthatNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins David to discuss his faith, why Trump loves the New York Times, Trump's brand of racism, and much more.

Ep. 209 - Norm Ornstein

Listen to Ep. 209 - Norm OrnsteinAuthor and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute Norm Ornstein joins David to discuss the impact of mental illness in his life, the prospect of political reform post-Trump, the loss of Congressional norms, and more.

Ep. 208 - Condoleezza Rice

Listen to Ep. 208 - Condoleezza RiceFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joins the Axe Files on CNN to discuss her tenure in the Bush administration, foreign policy under the Trump administration, her advice for Oprah, and much more.

Ep. 207 - John Bouman

Listen to Ep. 207 - John BoumanJohn Bouman, president of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, joins David to discuss fighting poverty through the court system, the prospect of welfare reform under President Trump, the Affordable Care Act, and more.

Ep. 206 - Rep. Cheri Bustos

Listen to Ep. 206 - Rep. Cheri BustosIllinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos joins David to talk about representing a district that voted for Trump, how Democrats can reach out to rural white voters, why pushing for impeachment is a mistake, the state of Democratic leadership, and much more.

Ep. 205 - Jake Sullivan

Listen to Ep. 205 - Jake SullivanJake Sullivan, senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election campaign, chats with David about his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear agreement, the Steele dossier, deconstructing the Clinton campaign, and more.

Ep. 204 - Adam Nagourney

Listen to Ep. 204 - Adam NagourneyLos Angeles Bureau Chief for the New York Times Adam Nagourney joins David to talk about his lifelong love of politics, journalism in New York City, Trump's relationship with the New York Times, and more.

Ep. 203 - Card. Blase Cupich

Listen to Ep. 203 - Card. Blase CupichCardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, joins David to talk about his journey to the highest levels of the Catholic church, visiting Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the impact of the recent tax bill, gun violence in Chicago, and more.

Ep. 202 - Laura Haim

Listen to Ep. 202 - Laura HaimLaura Haim, journalist and former communications strategist for Emmanuel Macron, joins David to talk about the state of democracy in Europe, covering conflicts around the globe, what she saw in Donald Trump before the Republican primary, and more.

Ep. 201 - Rick Santorum

Listen to Ep. 201 - Rick SantorumFormer Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum joins David to talk about his years in both the House and Senate, his path to his Catholic faith, his views on President Trump, and the consequences of Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama.

Ep. 200 - Ed Gillespie

Listen to Ep. 200 - Ed GillespieFormer Chair of the RNC Ed Gillespie joins the Axe Files to talk about his failed bid for Governor of Virginia, the controversial ads he ran during that race, the candidacy of Roy Moore and the state of the Republican party.

Ep. 199 - Eric Garcetti

Listen to Ep. 199 - Eric GarcettiMayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti joins David to talk about the potential impact of the tax bill on his city, the way forward for the Democratic party, his own political future, and much more.

Ep. 198 - Preet Bharara

Listen to Ep. 198 - Preet BhararaFormer U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins David to discuss the latest in the Russia investigation, Michael Flynn's decision to plead guilty to lying to the FBI, controversial appointments the federal judiciary by the Trump administration, his career as a prosecutor in New York, and more.

Ep. 197 - Tom Hanks

Listen to Ep. 197 - Tom HanksOscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joins David to talk about how his career began, films as a part of historical record, the sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood, his views on the Trump presidency, and more.

Ep. 196 - Pete Souza

Listen to Ep. 196 - Pete SouzaFormer Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza chats with David about serving under two presidents, his first encounter with Barack Obama, working as a photojournalist during the war in Afghanistan, and more.

Ep. 195 - David Sanger

Listen to Ep. 195 - David SangerChief Washington Correspondent of The New York Times David Sanger joins the show to talk about how we arrived at the crisis point with North Korea, the new frontier of cyber warfare, and the state of journalism, and more.

Ep. 194 - Steve Kerr

Listen to Ep. 194 - Steve KerrHead coach of the Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr rejoins David for the Axe Files on CNN to talk about his life, his struggles with chronic pain, and his political activism following the election of Donald Trump.

Ep. 193 - Kathleen Sebelius

Listen to Ep. 193 - Kathleen SebeliusFormer HHS Secretary and two term Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius discusses her family's legacy in politics, sexual harassment in America, and the future of Obamacare under the Trump administration.

Ep. 192 - Donna Brazile

Listen to Ep. 192 - Donna BrazileDemocratic strategist Donna Brazile sit down with David to discuss her early work with Rev. Jesse Jackson, moving up through the ranks of the Democratic Party, systemic issues in the DNC, the accusations in her new book, and more.

Ep. 191 - Tony Blair

Listen to Ep. 191 - Tony BlairFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair joins David in London to talk about the implications of Brexit, the Trump/Brexit connection, his dealings since stepping away from British politics, and more.

Ep. 190 - Christiane Amanpour

Listen to Ep. 190 - Christiane AmanpourCNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour joins David in London to discuss growing up in Iran during the revolution, her experience covering the first Gulf War, her relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr., the refugee crisis, and much more.

Ep. 189 - Fred Hochberg

Listen to Ep. 189 - Fred HochbergFormer Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg chats with David about the evolution of gay and transgender rights issues, his replacement at EXIM, trade issues in the United States, and more.

Ep. 188 - Susan E. Rice

Listen to Ep. 188 - Susan E. RiceAmbassador Susan E. Rice joins David to talk about lessons learned from Rwanda to Syria, the threat from North Korea, the need for American leadership in the world, the Tuskegee Airmen, and much more.

Ep. 187 - Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Listen to Ep. 187 - Gov. Terry McAuliffeVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joins David to talk about the races in Virginia, his winning formula in a Southern state, what Democrats need to focus on in 2018, the Mueller investigation, and more.

Ep. 186 - Bakari Sellers

Listen to Ep. 186 - Bakari SellersFormer South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers joins the show to talk about his family's involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, the Orangeburg Massacre, politics in the South, voting rights, and more.

Ep. 185 - Karen Tumulty

Listen to Ep. 185 - Karen TumultyWashington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty joins David to talk about growing up in military family, Trump's controversial call with a military widow, the many changes in the field of journalism, and more.

Ep. 184 - David Miliband

Listen to Ep. 184 - David MilibandDavid Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, joins the show to talk about the refugee crisis, the forces shaping European politics, his work at the IRC, and more.

Ep. 183 - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Listen to Ep. 183 - Ta-Nehisi CoatesAuthor and writer for The Atlantic Magazine Ta-Nehisi Coates sits down with David to talk about his upbringing in Baltimore, his early forays into journalism, race and politics in America, his reflections on the Obama presidency, and much more.

Ep. 182 - Sen. Michael Bennet

Listen to Ep. 182 - Sen. Michael BennetColorado Senator Michael Bennet chats with David about securing the future of our democracy, making tough choices as a a school superintendent in Denver, his work on the DREAM Act, and more.

Ep. 181 - Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Listen to Ep. 181 - Rep. Nancy PelosiHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joins the Axe Files once again to talk about her negotiations with President Trump on the Dreamers, the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, her hopes for women in public service, and more.

Ep. 180 - David Rubenstein

Listen to Ep. 180 - David RubensteinFinancier and philanthropist David Rubenstein joins David to talk about his modest beginnings in Baltimore, working in the White House for Jimmy Carter, the importance of civic education, and more. CNNPoliticsAPP

Ep. 179 - David Litt

Listen to Ep. 179 - David LittFormer Obama speechwriter David Litt discusses his early days as a field organizer for Obama in 2008, his botched interview with the CIA, and other lessons learned during his ongoing career in politics as told in his new book, "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years."

Ep. 178 - Jason Kander

Listen to Ep. 178 - Jason KanderJason Kander, Missouri politician and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, joins David to discuss gun control in the wake of the massacre in Las Vegas, charting a path forward in the Middle East, fighting voter suppression, and more.

Ep. 177 - Jeff Roe

Listen to Ep. 177 - Jeff RoeRepublican campaign strategist Jeff Roe sits down with David to talk about working his way up in politics, the defeat of Luther Strange in Alabama, the urgency in the White House to notch a policy win, and how Trump impacts Republican candidates in 2018.

Ep. 176 - Jim Baker

Listen to Ep. 176 - Jim BakerJames A. Baker III, Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan, joins David to talk about decision-making in the aftermath of an assassination attempt on Reagan, the ongoing anthem protests in the NFL, imposing discipline in a Trump White House, the coarsening of our politics, and more.

Ep. 175 - Bill Bradley

Listen to Ep. 175 - Bill BradleyFormer Senator and Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Bradley talks with David about fighting for a player's union in the NBA, the prospect of tax reform, creating compromise in the Senate, and more.

Ep. 174 - Gayle King

Listen to Ep. 174 - Gayle KingCBS This Morning host Gayle King sits down with David to discuss her formative years in Turkey, the divisions in America today, her friendship with Oprah, raising two kids as a working mom, and more.

Special Episode - David Axelrod

Listen to Special Episode - David AxelrodThe tables have turned as David joins hosts Katie Couric and Brian Goldsmith on the Katie Couric podcast to talk about his career in politics and journalism, what the election of Donald Trump means for the country, how he feels about the attempted undoing of Obama's legacy, and much more.

Ep. 173 - Rep. Seth Moulton

Listen to Ep. 173 - Rep. Seth MoultonCongressman Seth Moulton sits down with David to talk about his military service, President Trump's shortcomings as commander-in-chief, the situation in North Korea, helping more veterans get elected to public office, and more.

Ep. 172 - Sen. Joe Donnelly

Listen to Ep. 172 - Sen. Joe DonnellySenator Joe Donnelly joins David to talk about the challenge of making tough votes in Congress, why he thinks the Dream Act will get to the Senate floor, the opioid crisis, the future of the Democratic party, and more.

Ep. 171 - Gov. Jay Inslee

Listen to Ep. 171 - Gov. Jay InsleeWashington Governor Jay Inslee sits down with David to talk about the DACA decision, the importance of electing more Democratic governors, the future of the green economy, climate change, and more.

Ep. 170 - Sen. Patty Murray

Listen to Ep. 170 - Sen. Patty MurrayWashington Senator Patty Murray joins David to discuss President Trump's brinkmanship in North Korea, the importance of female leadership in Congress, and her path from a mom in tennis shoes to the most powerful woman in the Senate.

Ep. 169 - Don Rose

Listen to Ep. 169 - Don RoseDon Rose, legendary Chicago political consultant and former press secretary to Martin Luther King Jr., joins David to talk about his role in the civil rights movement from a very early age, how he helped organize the 1968 Democratic Convention protests in Chicago, what the recent attacks in Charlottesville mean for the future of our country, and more.

Ep. 168 - Penny Pritzker

Listen to Ep. 168 - Penny PritzkerFormer U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker joins David to talk about her family's humble beginnings, what Trump's proposed immigration policies could mean for the country, the future of our economy, and more.

Ep. 167 - Rahm Emanuel

Listen to Ep. 167 - Rahm EmanuelChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacts to Trump's controversial statements on Charlottesville, discusses the city's lawsuit over the Trump administration's immigration policies, shares his advice for the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterms, and more.

Ep. 166 - Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Listen to Ep. 166 - Rep. Luis GutierrezCongressman Luis Gutierrez discusses his formative years in Puerto Rico, his political education in Chicago alongside Harold Washington, and his hopes and fears for immigration policy under the Trump administration.

Ep. 165 - Gary Hart

Listen to Ep. 165 - Gary HartFormer Senator Gary Hart joins David to talk about his rural roots in Kansas, his torpedoed presidential campaign, the implications Russia investigation for the Trump presidency, and how it feels to be portrayed by Hugh Jackman in an upcoming movie.

Ep. 164 - Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Listen to Ep. 164 - Rep. Adam KinzingerCongressman Adam Kinzinger joins David to discuss his early forays into politics as a college student, Trump's strained relationship with Congress, the evolving threat in North Korea, and more.

Ep. 163 - Mitch Landrieu

Listen to Ep. 163 - Mitch LandrieuNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about his family's deep political roots in the South, rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, his decision to remove Confederate monuments from his city, and why Democrats can't write off another Trump victory.

Ep. 162 - Rep. John Lewis

Listen to Ep. 162 - Rep. John LewisCongressman John Lewis joins David in Atlanta to talk about his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement, how far America has come on the issue of race, his views on President Donald Trump, and his emotional reaction to an audio exhibit at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Ep. 161 - George Stephanopoulos

Listen to Ep. 161 - George StephanopoulosChief Anchor for ABC News George Stephanopoulos chats with David about his previous career in politics, the Trump administration's tense relationship with the press, and what the appointment of a Special Counsel portends for the White House.

Ep. 160 - Sen. Cory Booker

Listen to Ep. 160 - Sen. Cory BookerSen. Cory Booker joins David to talk about his humbling experiences in Newark, racism in America, his mindset ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and more.

Ep. 159 - Dana Bash

Listen to Ep. 159 - Dana BashCNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash sits down with David to discuss the Senate health care bill, her experience covering the 9/11 attacks from Capitol Hill, and the roots of political gridlock in Washington.

Ep. 158 - Bill Daley

Listen to Ep. 158 - Bill DaleyBill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama and Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, chats with David about his father's and his brother's tenures as mayors of Chicago, the consequences of NAFTA, the build-up to the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, and how chaos in the Trump administration is a reflection of the President.

Ep. 157 - Steven Greenhouse

Listen to Ep. 157 - Steven GreenhouseFormer labor correspondent for The New York Times Steven Greenhouse joins David to discuss the gig economy, the decline of unions, and his message for journalists in the Trump era.

Ep. 156 - Bob Dold

Listen to Ep. 156 - Bob DoldFormer Rep. Bob Dold talks with David about being a Republican in a blue district, running a business during the recession, and the problems a Trump administration poses for moderate Republicans.

Review

Binge Score 87
Writing Score 95
Narration Score 97
Ease of Access Score 100
Overall 94%

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